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Naked in Death: In Death Series: Book 1

Naked in Death: In Death Series: Book 1 [Kindle Edition]

J.D. Robb
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A perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance truly fine entertainment sure to leave you hungering for more. (PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY)

storytelling at its most professional...This is sheer entertainment, a souped-up version of Agatha Christie for the new millennium... (MAXIM JAKUBOWSKI, GUARDIAN)


'a perfect balance of suspense, futuristic police procedural and steamy romance...truly fine entertainment...sure to leave you hungering for more...' Publisher's Weekly

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 501 KB
  • Print Length: 316 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0399151575
  • Publisher: Piatkus (7 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003MQM7B4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,049 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Nora Roberts published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, introducing to readers the tough as nails but emotionally damaged homicide cop Eve Dallas and billionaire Irish rogue, Roarke.

With the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts the world over.

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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Start For Futuristic Mystery Series! 28 Feb 2005
"Naked In Death" is the first book in J. D. Robb's Eve Dallas mystery series. I have been hearing positive things about these books for a long time, and now, after reading this terrific novel, I understand why.
New York City, 2058 CE, are the time and setting of "Naked in Death." Robot drones and voice activated machines do menial work, i.e., clean house, serve meals; there is a total ban on guns, (the police use lasers); major improvements have been made in medicine and technology, with advancements in genetics (and strong genetic control); airbuses for public transportation have replaced subways; tele-links replace telephones - but it is not a "brave new world." Minor armed skirmishes have taken place between China and the US, and France had another revolution which lasted for a few years. The overpopulated world has more limited resources - real coffee is rare and way too expensive, as is beef and other fresh meat. Robb has not written a sci-fi series, however. Far enough into the future to make the storyline more interesting, 2058's world is still easily recognizable.
Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD is called to a murder scene where a young licensed companion, (a legalized prostitute ), has been brutally murdered with an antique handgun from the 20th century. The victim, Sharon DeBlass, is from a very prominent family - her grandfather is a US senator. An angry man who preaches morality and leads an ultra conservative branch of his party, the senator would like to totally suppress the case, and perhaps even run the investigation himself. According to friends and relatives, Ms. DeBlass apparently chose her career not only because she liked sex, she did not need the money, but because she was rebelling against her family and strict upbringing.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Different from the usual stereotypes 11 Mar 2003
"Naked in Death" is the first book in a new series of thriller books by Nora Roberts. She writes under the pseudonym of J D Robb, although it's a fairly open secret since the book-cover is published as "Nora Roberts writing as J D Robb"
The book is part of a series - which revolves around the central character of Lieutenant Eve Dallas - who with the New York Police and Security Dept. Its set in the future - 2058 - which provides the author with the freedom to experiment, not to only in terms of the police environment i.e. the equipment, tools and tricks used by cops in the future, but also the framework of relationships and their evolution.
Eve is presented as being a dedicated,shrewd and hard working cop, who is also trying to come to terms with the fact that she cannot (or rather does not want to) remember the first 8 years of her life. The reasons for that are not completely sketched out, something which presumably, future books in the series would address.
The storyline is fairly simple - Eve is in the middle of an investigation - involving a series of sexual murders of prostitutes, and she finds herself strongly attracted to the prime suspect on the case. This is of course the hero - Roarke (no last name) - who is sinfully rich, sinfully gorgeous to look at but is still likeable for all that. Truly the stuff of fantasy. So she deals with the tugs and pulls of the situation - since she inherently does believe in the value of the badge.
"To serve and protect" is not a byline for her, its her philosophy of life. Getting involved could potentially jeopardise the investigation, more importantly if she is wrong about the man, she would ruin her credibility in her own eyes.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent start of a series 23 Jan 2006
This book definitely wont disappoint. I read the 16th book Portrait in Death and was hooked so much I neednt to go to the beginning to see how it all began.
Eve and Roake make an excelent team and I cant wait to see how their relationship will develop ... Eve is a no-nonsense type of women very quick and smart.
The development of the characters within the book have got me wanting more.
This is such an exciting book I couldnt put it down and actually read it in a day !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spellbinding 23 Feb 2004
This was the first Lieutenant Eve Dallas book that I've read and I must admit I was captivated from the time I picked it up to the time I finished it. I just couldn't get enough. The suspense with the twists and the subtle humour had me giggling for a while. Eve is a fantasy of what a lot of woman want to be, smart, tough, intelligent, brave and above all Honest, and in Roarke she meets her match. "Slightly" roguish with charm, sophistication, a bucketful of good looks and brains. Set in 2058 it tells of murder, danger and romance. Roarke is one of Eve's suspect and after 10 years service she should know better than to break the rules by getting involved with a suspect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Erica
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm rating this at three stars, not because the book is bad but because I want to strangle whoever formatted it for the kindle. It contains an unacceptable amount of typos, but the most annoying thing is that every single paragraph is separated by a huge white line which makes you read it like a series of random, separate statements. That I enjoyed it despite that is a measure of how well it was written. Seriously, I'd be willing to re-type the whole thing myself if it meant I could then read it properly without getting distracted by how the text is formatted. And yes, I did play around with font size and line spacing - didn't help.
So just to be clear - loved the book. Loved the combination of romance and murder mystery. The characters are believable, and I couldn't guess who had actually done it right up to the end. Love the futuristic setting too. So in short: five stars for the book, one star for the formatting, makes a average of three.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Cant wait for the next book!!
I came across one of the later books in this series and loved it without realising it was a series. I was totally hooked and have now read every book in the series. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Ks Kenyon
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Once again another "can't put down " book from J D Robb
Published 17 days ago by Ruth Lee
5.0 out of 5 stars Naked in Death
This series is great and true escapism with the story lines.
Published 1 month ago by M. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Naked in death
Loved this book and the entire series. The characters have real depth and are well written making you feel for them.
Published 1 month ago by Eoin
5.0 out of 5 stars must read!
I love the in death series and love this book.
Every time I pick up one of the in death series books I can't put it down till I finish it and still want more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jeanette
3.0 out of 5 stars in death series
A good introduction to the In Death Series by JD Robb. The book also introduces the reader to the main characters and their backgrounds, presumedly one is going to learn more about... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs Susan Thomis .
3.0 out of 5 stars Average detective story
It took me three goes to get into this novel but in the end I thought it was worth persevering with and will press ahead with the second in the series. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Telford44
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating new series
A combination of romance, science fiction and a police story makes for an entertaining read by an author I already knew.
Published 4 months ago by suejanthomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I have read other in death books in the series. It was good to read the first one written to get the picture of how Eve met Rourke. Good story with a twist at the end.
Published 4 months ago by Jane
5.0 out of 5 stars Great detective story
Had to go bqck to the beginning to get more of Detective Eve Dallas. Yet to meet her soul mate, Rourke, but good to get the background to this futuristic crime world.
Published 5 months ago by Ray Thompson
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Roarke - no known given name - born 10-06-2023, Dublin, Ireland. ID number 33492-ABR-50. Parents unknown. Marital status, single. President and CEO of Roarke Industries, established 2042. &quote;
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